Pile of shrimp boats remains on San Carlos Island amid funding delays

SAN CARLOS ISLAND, Fla. — It has now been 79 days since Hurricane Ian, and still along San Carlos Island lies shrimp boats piled on top of each other. There has been little progress made and business owners are frustrated.

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“It’s just devastating,” Grant Erickson said. He is the owner of Erickson and Jensen Seafood Company. Shrimp boats are still piled high on San Carlos Island. Grant Erickson sees them every day. He has only seen five boats return to the water.

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